The incidence of prenatal brain injury

@article{Squier1991TheIO,
  title={The incidence of prenatal brain injury},
  author={Marian V. Squier and Jean W. Keeling},
  journal={Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology},
  year={1991},
  volume={17}
}
Recent epidemiological studies have shown that cerebral palsy is only rarely associated with birth asphyxia and that there may be more important causative factors in the prenatal period. For this reason a series of 165 brains of infants who were stillborn or died in the early neonatal period was examined in order to identify the incidence and nature of prenatal brain damage. 
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